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"Black composer for the first time, 1000 Union employees were laid off from the company back in March due to covert 19 closures. 63 degrees now, partly sunny today a high of 76 this afternoon tonight, down to 65 degrees And then tomorrow mostly sunny with a high of 76 a chance we could see some light rain showers tomorrow night and early Saturday morning. This is W N. Y. C. Support for NPR comes from member stations and from Baird as clients focused on personal health, family safety and other challenges stemming from covert 19. Baird remains committed to their financial interests. More information at r w bear dot com. And a vast a cyber security company serving more than 435 million users, dedicated to delivering three D online protection for privacy, security and performance at a vast dot com This is morning edition on top of the one I see I'm David first over the last four months, WN. I see his area. Siri's of stories about allegations of police corruption in Mount Vernon. A city of around 70,000 people located just north of the Bronx in Westchester County. The stories are.
Seattle Police Union responds to city council vote, budget cuts
"Darry Predictions from the head of Seattle's police union after the City Council voted to override the mayor's veto on big police budget cuts, Mike Solan tells Khyber Radio story Monson's It'll be lawlessness That's not being hyperbolic. That's not being alarmist. That's just common sense. The City Council's budget cuts up to 100 sworn officer positions with plans to invest the savings into communities of color.
Mayor De Blasio Announces Another Round Of Furloughs For 9,000 New York City Employees
"A New York City is today announcing Mohr furloughs as the city deals with a massive fiscal hole created by Corona virus. Well last week, it was the mayor's office employees that got notified of furloughs. This time, Mayor de Blasio says more than 9000 managerial and non union employees will have to take a week without pay to save the city. $21 million very painful tohave to announce has real human consequences, but it is necessary and we continue our conversations with the labor unions. We continue our conversations with Albany trying to get relief that relief. He's referring to his borrowing authority from Albany. The mayor says furloughs by the city some time. With layoffs. Still a real possibility.
Seattle City Council overrides mayor's veto of partial reallocation of police funding
"City Council has overridden the mayor's veto of police budget cuts in the 2020 budget. Rebalance We get the update from comas, Jeff Poached by a vote of 72. The council has implemented seriously cuts to the Seattle Police Department. Councilmembers, Debra Juarez and Alex Peterson were the only no votes with Peterson saying it is the union contract and not the police budget. That is the problem. Every progressive and well intentioned move seems to be met by a brick wall that contract the budget rebalancing as council members have called it. Reduces the police budget by roughly 14% and could lead to the lay offs of up to 100. Officers. Jeff Pooja look come on news After the vote, Mayor Jenny Durkin's office issued a statement which says in part after previous promises of a 50% cut to SPD. The reductions to the SPD budget are almost exactly those proposed by the mayor and former chief best, But none of the other issues counsel admitted. Our problems have been addressed. A
U.K. Government Imposes New Coronavirus Rules
"Talking about the new coronavirus restrictions, and of course, in the UK and of course, that makes the front pages everywhere and one of the one of the topics of course is whether the government payment for furloughs will continue. Yes well as as you'd expect those who said the Boris Johnson and his new announcements of are the main topic of most of the front pages. Of The Guardian picks up one of the big questions which remains of this furlough scheme. So where effectively the government was paying for workers not to go to work, but still to hold onto their jobs is due to come to an end in October. Businesses are having to make decisions by the end of this month as to whether they're going to announce redundancies and certainly in places like the hospitality industry. With already seen large numbers of redundancies being announced. So for instance. Premiere in which is owned by Whitbread, has announced it's going to cut six thousand jobs. So the chancellor is considering what he can do having previously said that he wasn't going to extend this furlough scheme. and The Guardian has been told that he's thinking of replacing it with a German style schemes to Watson German they call quits a bite. And in in France. They've been calling the show March. Pass. It people are effectively paid to go part time. So in under such scheme, the government would pay. People for the time where they're off, work your your boss would pay you for the days that you are at work but if say you randy working. Three days out of five then the government would effectively be paying for the other two. Now, this is something that the opposition and the trades unions have been pushing for. So the trade unions in the UK have suggested that there will be a scheme light this. paps workers could also do some kind of cool. So education training or something while they're away from work. So they're not just. Sitting at home on the days when when the government is paying not Not to do the normal jobs, but all of these things have a Costa. So that's the question that the government obviously has to weigh up. Now Belt has been cited as a model for the UK what's happening there. Yes this is interesting. We keep hearing of people in government talk about looking at Belgium and looking at some of the restrictions. So some things like early closing times for pubs have been taken from a Belgian model but interestingly, Belgium is now in a position where they say they can revise this and they're saying that one of the things that being very strict in Belgian reading. Say is that they had very strict quarantine rules. So it's actually been illegal in Belgium to go to zone in a different country they've called they call a red zone, and if you come back from a red zone elsewhere in the world, then you have to have a both a test and a very strict quarantine and Suarez reporting that many people despite this weren't respecting the quarantine when they returned from reds or Orrin Red Orange zones if they were notified that they've been in contact with somebody who had a coronavirus and so now they're saying they're gonNA shorten this quarantine. To make for seven days and after seven days, you'll be able to have a test. If your test is negative, you can go back to your normal life. If you'll test is positive you would have to stay home for another week up to the Fourteenth Day Eve if you don't have any symptoms and then also talking about what they call the famous bubble of five seven in Belgium, they have a group of five win and now having a rule of six in the UK, and they're saying that they could have a sort of a flag system work a traffic light. Telling you how many people you're allowed to meet in different areas of Belgium according to the health situation than which I will say sounds sounds quite complicated and depends on you knowing which parts of the country you're in at the time.
Europe migration: EU to reveal mandatory rules on migration
"Commission is to publish new proposals later today for dealing with migration and claims for asylum. It's expected to revive the idea of the compulsory relocation of migrants from the countries in which they first land, predominantly Greece and Italy to other EU member states. Kevin Conley reports from Brussels. Whole of problems that beset the European Union. None is more chronic or more corrosive than migration. Thie used Latest answer seems likely to involve another attempt at mandatory burden sharing. Sweden by cash payments to member governments for every migrant they accept. Poland and Hungary have resolutely resisted such plans in the past. It's unlikely that money or you plans for quicker processing of asylum claims will change their views.
‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ Cast Reuniting for Nashville Film Festival 20th Anniversary Event
"List. The Nashville Film Festival is going to celebrate the impending 20th anniversary of the movie. Oh, brother were out. There were hard now with an online re union of cast members, including George Clooney junk Turo. Tim Blake Nelson and Kris Thomas King. They're getting back together for this event, which is part of the Nashville film festivals, virtual
Hollywood studios and unions agree to terms over pandemic sick pay and safety rules
"A deal to get film and TV production going again has been reached between the Hollywood studios and the entertainment unions. It includes a lot of rules, including 10 Days of Copan 19 paid sick leave. Also allows workers to return to their jobs once they're cleared, so they won't lose any work if they reveal they've tested positive. The agreement also stipulates that all cast and crew on union productions will be tested for the virus before their first day of work to ensure they are not actively
What Back to School During the Coronavirus Means for Special Needs Students
"Chicago Public School students have started the school year learning at home in this age of covert 19. That doesn't work well for some special education students who in some cases need to be evaluated or undergo special tests or physical therapy. So the district is talking about possibly allowing those students to return to buildings for special services, which could open the door to other students down the road. Chicago Teachers Union says it understands that virtual therapy is difficult, but it has health concerns when it comes to bring kids into buildings. CPS has said that it will reopen school buildings for some in person learning in November if health officials determined it's a safe move. Jennifer Kipper NewsRadio 105.9
Los Angeles' Hollywood Unions, Studios Reach Deal On COVID-19 Protocols
"In Hollywood have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios. It will allow the broad resumption of film and television production. The pact includes mandatory and comprehensive use of personal protective gear, testing of cast and crew members, plus a dedicated Corona virus supervisor to oversee it. All. The deal will end six months of empty seats and widespread unemployment, with many
Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement
"Unions have reached an agreement with major studios on safety protocols to allow the industry to restart production amid the Corona virus pandemic. The unions say the new guidelines will be implemented by employers in order to minimize the risk of virus transmission. It includes strictly enforcing testing regiments and the diligent use of personal protective equipment cast and crew members within the production environment must undergo regular testing protocol. During the course of their work on a project Nika Mogul Hiss, NBC news radio.
It's the Little Things
"For want of a nail, the shoe was lost for want of a shoe. The horse was lost for want of a horse. The rider was lost for want of a writer the message was lost for want of the message the battle was lost for want of a battle, the kingdom was lost. Small things can have reverberating effects on history both good and bad. In fourteen fifty three, the great walled city of Constantinople fell it had withstood sieges for eleven hundred years. It had held off fire from the then state of the art cannons for weeks. The Byzantine said even Ford soldiers trying to tunnel under the wall autumn Turks were finally able to overrun the great city because someone left the door open. One of the many gates in the fourteen miles of wall had been left open during the night and the Ottomans flooded in. Killing Constantine the eleventh in the battle and bringing an end to the eastern Roman Empire. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. It was a freezing Christmas night in Trenton. New Jersey during the revolutionary war. The English Colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall. Commander. Of a mercenary infantry regiment of fourteen hundred has seen soldiers from Germany sat down to a good supper and an evening of entertainment. He and his men were celebrating their recent victories over George Washington's volunteer army, and of course, the Christmas holiday. Safe from the bitter cold and the pelting sleet inside a wealthy merchants home that they had commandeered. They relaxed safe in the assumption that no one in their right mind would possibly try to cross the Delaware River at night in a blinding winter storm. Someone challenged role to a game of chess, and before long he was deep in tactics and strategy. There was a knock at the door. And exhausted young. Messenger boy came in bearing a note from loyalist farmer. It's important to remember that about a third of colonists still consider themselves to be British and didn't want the revolution. Raw paid the boy little notice took the note and put it in his coat pocket without opening it. That pocketed piece of paper would cost him and the war effort nearly. Two hours earlier and ten miles away. Washington's men had begun being ferried across the icy Delaware. River. It took over ten hours to get all twenty four hundred men over to the New Jersey side. The conditions were so adverse five men froze to death. Then began the arduous march to Trenton in the dark. The plan had been to attack the town from all sides before dawn, but the troops didn't arrive until eight am. During the attack which lasted only an hour forty of the German. Henson's were killed and the remaining thousand surrendered. Colonel was mortally wounded. When his body was found the unopened note warning of Washington's crossing was still in his pocket. If role had read it, he would surely have had his gross of professional soldiers prepared. He allowed his pride and the weather to lull him into thinking his enemy was not a threat. Had he won the battle he may well have killed George Washington James Madison James Monroe John Marshall Aaron Burr and Andrew. Hamilton The. Second, most common premise in alternate history circles behind what if Germany won World War Two is what if the south one the American civil war? Two pieces of paper dropped in a farmer's field almost brought that about. Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Whose statue in the middle of my hometown of Richmond, Virginia has recently been given the historical context. It's so sorely needed. In the form of tons of. Graffiti. Issued Special Order one ninety one during the Maryland campaign before the Battle of Antietam. In the order lead divided his army, delineating the routes and roads to be taken and the timing for the units to reconvene. Adjutant Robert H Chilton penned copies of the letter endorsed them in Lee's name. Staff. Officers distributed the copies to various confederate generals. General Thomas Stonewall Jackson in turn copied the document for one of his subordinates, major general, D H Hill who was to exercise independent command as the rearguard. A Union soldier Corporal Barton W Mitchell of the twenty seven. Th Indiana volunteers found two pieces of paper bundled with three cigars as he marched across a farm in Maryland an area recently vacated by Hill and his men after they had camped there. The order provided the Union army with valuable information, concerning the army of Northern Virginia's movements and campaign plans. Upon receiving lease lost order. Major General George McClellan leading the Union army of the Potomac proclaimed. Here is a piece of paper with which if I cannot whip Bob Ely, I will be willing to go home. He immediately moved his army in hopes of foiling lease battle plans. When Lee heard a copy of special order one, ninety, one was missing he. He knew his scattered army was vulnerable and rushed to reunite his units Antietam Creek near Sharp's Berg. Lee's troops arrived tired hungry and many were sick. The Battle of Antietam, would go down as the bloodiest battle of the American civil war with casualties recorded as twenty, three, thousand dead wounded, which was usually as good as dead or unaccounted for over the course of the half day battle. That's nearly two thousand soldiers in our one every two seconds. When night fell both sides ceased fire together, their dead and wounded. The next day Lee began the painstaking job of moving his ravage troops back Virginia. Here, some scholars argue another solitary decision had far reaching consequences. Despite having the advantage. McClellan. Allowed Lee to retreat without resistance. From his point of view, he'd accomplished his mission by forcing Lee's troops from Maryland and preventing confederate win on union soil. President, Lincoln however thought McClellan missed a great opportunity to potentially end the war three years earlier than it ultimately would.
Nurses end strike at Chicago's University of Illinois Hospital, confident new deal is close
"Of Illinois nurses end strike returned to work without new deal but confident one is close. They can't strike continuously. So they go back without a new deal. But they say they're confident than nurses are University of Illinois health systems that they will have a deal. That's may be small consolation later in this story for the other employees, not yet returning to work are about 3700. Other University of Illinois hospital support staff represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 73
NYC Delays In-Person Learning (Again) for Most Public-School Students
"School students in New York City. Start this delayed school year remotely the mayor, delaying the start of in person learning last week for a second time after admitting the schools did not have proper staffing, or P p e so elementary school students will begin returning to school the day after Janki pour on Tuesday. The 29th And middle and high school students scheduled to return Thursday, October 1st, but that could very well be delayed due to the teacher shortage. The agreement reached by the D A. We and the teachers union prevents in person instructors from doing online teaching, and vice versa. So many more new teachers are needed 10,000 according to the principles union. That is more than double the number The mayor has committed to hiring by the end of the week, and we're live on the Upper West Side. Marla Diamond. WCBS NEWS radio
Political battle ensues over RBG replacement
"As the country continues to mourn Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. There's a political battle brewing over when and how her replacement should be chosen. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was asked on CNN's state of the union if Democrats have the ability to block a vote to fill her seat. Whatever Mitch McConnell does right now, my Republican colleagues Understand that the voters are voting, and a number of them have already said that the next president, whoever wins should be able to pick the justice Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz explains to ABC is this week why it's important to hold hearings before the election. Unequally divided Court for four can't decide anything that could make this presidential election drag on weeks and months and well into next year. That is an intolerable situation for the country. We need a full court. On Election Day. A second Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, has joined Senator Susan Collins of Maine in opposing efforts to fill Ginsberg seat before the next president is elected President. Trump says he intends to nominate a woman to re plate Ginsberg, possibly this week. Former vice president Joe Biden spoke about the Supreme Court vacancy. During the speech in Philadelphia. Today, he blasted President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for moving within an hour of Justice Ginsburg Ginsberg's death To announce it would nominate and vote on a replacement against her dying wish is this appointment isn't about the past. It's about the future and the people of this nation. The people of this nation are choosing their future right now is they vote? Jam this nomination through the Senate. Just exercise in raw political power. I don't believe the people of this nation will stand for.
The Everlasting Covenant (Ezekiel 16:59-60)
"Ezekiel Chapter Sixteen versus fifty, nine and sixty. For thus says the Lord God. I will deal with you as you have done. You who have despised the oath in breaking the Covenant Yet I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth. And I will establish for you an everlasting covenant. these two verses come at the end of a long chapter. That's. Really hard to read in many ways as God describes his love for his people, his relationship with people like relationship between a husband and a wife, a husband who cherishes his wife husband who adorns his wife with beauty and honor, and then his wife turns from him and runs after all kinds of other lovers and basically see this imagery of unfaithfulness and adultery all throughout this chapter and judgment that flows from that as God speaks to his people who have run after other idols instead of him and taken all the grace he is poured out on them all the goodness he's bestowed on them and used it to run away from him. and. Yet here at the end in this picture of just judgment do God's people he says yet, I will remember my covenant with you. In other words I will remember my promises to you in the days of your youth. It before you had done this I promised to love you and to redeem you. I promised to love you and I will establish God says for you an everlasting covenant. In other words I am going to be faithful to my word. And this is why When we read the Bible, we have an Old Testament and in New Testament all covenant God initiating his relationship with his people with his covenant people, the people of Israel and in the new covenant. God sending Jesus to seal this everlasting covenant that was promised all throughout the Old Testament to centers who kept turning away from God and God ultimately says I love you so much. I'm coming to you myself to pay the price for all your sin against me to make it possible for anyone anywhere. No matter who you are what you have done. This is the greatest news in the world anyone anywhere no matter who you are what you have done can be restored to relationship with God forever. How's that possible after you and I all of us have turned aside from God and run after so many different things people in this world how can we be forgiven of our sin against God and restored to relationship with him forever everlasting all of eternity. How's that? Possible because of God's faithfulness. And God's love. Because of God's faithfulness. To send his son Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins. So. God, we read this. Chapter Sixteen and we. Praise you for your love. We Praise You oh God for your faithfulness. We praise you Jesus four coming living the life. We couldn't live life of perfect obedience to the father and then dying the death of we deserve to die on cross for our sins for all of our unfaithfulness got I think about all my unfaithfulness, you all my sin against you all of our sin, against Shoe Geez we praise you for paying the price for our against you for making it possible for us to be restored to relationship with you as your bride as your body in union with you for all of eternity. God. Words can't even begin to express our gratitude for your steadfast love and faithfulness for your covenant with us with all who trust in Jesus all Glory beat your name and we pray in light of this in light of this. Truly amazing, astounding overwhelming grace God, help us to live today in faithfulness to you by your grace by your power by the work of your spirit in US help us to walk faithfully you. Joy You fully as the bride of Christ the body of Christ as sons and daughters in your family got help us to enjoy fully by walking humbly and obediently with. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Seattle - Election officials prepare for historic numbers of mail-in ballots
"Officials officials are are encouraging encouraging voters voters to to get get their their ballots in early with the general election Now 45 days away. Over the next couple of days, ballots will be sent to military overseas and out of state voters. Everyone else should expect them in a few weeks. Come on. Steve McCarron reports more voters are expected to use ballot drop boxes to get them in. We're in Seattle, South Lake Union, and this right here is one of more than 70 drop boxes that will be set up in King County alone for the general election statewide. I'll be at least 523. New numbers from King County Show a little more than 50% of voters return their ballot through a drop box for the primary election last month carry election officials expect that number to jump to at least 55% for the general election in November. Several county auditor's told a state Senate committee. They do not expect any major problems with Washington's vote by mail system as other states look to expand the use of male voting because of the covert 19 pandemic. We send millions of balance every single election. That is a blip to the Postal Service. It's good for them to know when the blood is coming. But in reality, they can handle that kind of volume. 50 to 60% of King County Voters return their ballots on Election Day or the day before for the primary last month. County has added several ballot drop boxes, including ones that the public libraries, incarnation and black Diamond has to give voters more options to get their ballots turned in some of King County's most heavily used drop boxes. Were emptied five times per day leading up to the primary elections. Officials tell me they will continue to do that leading up to the general election. Elmo, Steve
Activists, Anna Arnold Hedgeman
"Today we're talking about a trail-blazing political activist and educator. She was the first black woman to be a member of a oral cabinet in New York City and the only woman on the administrative committee for the nineteen sixty three march on Washington. Let's talk about Anna. Arnold. Henchmen. Anna was born in eighteen ninety nine in Marshall Town. Iowa. Her family later moved to a NOCA- where they were the only black family in the community. In Nineteen Eighteen Anna graduated from high school and enrolled in Hamline University. It was there that she heard a lecture by w e boys and was inspired to pursue a career in education. In nineteen twenty two Anna was the first African American to graduate from HER UNIVERSITY After graduation unable to find a teaching job in Saint Paul Public schools because she was black and found a teaching job but historically, black school in Mississippi called Rust College. On her train ride down south to her new job in Mississippi Anna, had her first experience with Jim. Crow segregation laws a train conductor told her that when the train reached Illinois had to sit in the overcrowded colored section and not in the dining car white people sat. Anna spent two years at rust college before turning to Minnesota. Unable to find a teaching job after once again, facing racial discrimination, she switched careers. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, and became an executive director of the black. Branch of the Young Women's Christian, association or the YWCA. She continued her executive role for twelve years helping to develop various international programs and education. In nineteen thirty, three Anna married folk musician merit a henchman. In nineteen forty, four Anna was appointed executive director at the F. E. P. C.. The national. Council for a Permanent Fair Employment Practices Committee. She spearheaded the fight against employment discrimination. From nineteen, fifty, four to nineteen fifty eat anna served in the cabinet of Robert F Wagner Junior then New York mayor. She was the first african-american and first female member of a mayoral cabinet. For the next few years she worked in a variety of roles including as a columnist as well as as a public relations consultant. In one thousand, nine, fifty, three Anna spent three months in India as next leader for the State Department. She also unsuccessfully ran for Congress in one thousand, nine, hundred sixty and for New York City Council president in Nineteen. Sixty five. One of Anna's most famous feats was her role in the nineteen, sixty, three march on Washington. We hold these choose to be self-evident. That, all men are created. Was the only woman on the administrative committee working with civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King, junior, Bayard Reston. And Eighth Phillip Randolph. Mobilize people to attend to arrange transportation logistics and to organize food and water for attendees fell on Anna's pleat because King Randolph and the other men she wrote for carrying on all of their regular responsibilities and it was difficult to get them to the meetings. Shortly before the march. Anna was angry when she saw that no women were included as speakers instead randolph was planning to briefly mention some black women activists in his speech although Anna strongly urged for women to be included a speakers on the program her calls were largely dismissed. In the end as a compromise, daisy beats was allowed to speak at the end of the march but her allotted speech time was significantly shorter than all the other male speakers. Anna later captured in her autobiography a moment during the March as she sat in front of the steps of the Lincoln. Memorial. I thought of the one, hundred, eighty, thousand Negro soldiers and the twenty nine thousand black seamen who had moved in at the crucial moment to win the war and save the fragile union she wrote. Most of the two hundred and fifty thousand people present could not know of these men for the history books available to Americans have failed to record their story. In the Nineteen Seventies Anna continued her work as an author and lecturer in the US and abroad. She wrote two books about her life's work. The trumpet of sounds in Nineteen, sixty four and the gift of chaos in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, seven. Anna was honored for her working race relations by various organizations throughout her life and was awarded honorary doctorate degrees from both Howard and Hamline University's. She also received the Pioneer Woman Award in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three from the New York State Conference on Midlife and older women. Anna died in nineteen ninety she was ninety years old.
Understanding Early Muslim History and Sectarianism, with Dr. Ali Ataie
"Elliott I. It is a rental student in researcher WHO's been involved in interfaith activities for over two decades. He holds a Master's in Biblical studies with a focus on. New. Testament and Biblical languages. He also holds a PhD in cultural historical studies in religion from the graduate. Theological. Union his doctoral work focused on Muslim Herman UNIX of Biblical texts especially, the Gospel of John. And he lives, in Santa, cinnabon California with his wife Royer and three daughters. So welcome to the show Dr Ali tight. Thank you because local good to be back for a third time. Yes. We're always excited and I know in the past we've had you You know on the show to Kinda talk. About Christianity. Were of sort of interfaith conversations in the audience as well as US. We benefited him immensely from those on. So I thought this would be a little bit different. I know something that you would probably consider a little bit outside of your wheelhouse or area of expertise perhaps but I would contend that you know i. if you are perfectly suited in a sense that not only given your background that you touched upon on the first episode but to really kind of have a conversation a, that is related to an intra faith. Issue of between kind of the she and the Sunni tradition and I say that. Because Dr your background actually your family background has something you had mentioned the first time we had this conversation you come from a she background your family is or remain or is still short she yes might my parents or practicing Shiites to use the Latin sort of suffix please them or she I guess we can say. So Yeah mink growing up. We were like I don't typical sort of Iranian so. No religion really anywhere and freedom to do whatever we wanted. Think. However, we wanted but as my parents got older, they rediscovered their. Roots their Shiite woods. So there you know they may have two, thousand, six and they're. Very, devout Shia now. so for me growing up however. I actually, never really considered myself. a Muslim until I got into. College. and. Then the brothers I met initially were so knee and they sort of against to enter the wing and and copy. Islam. In an over the years, of course, with I've had. Great conversations with my parents on on certain things and. What's the significance of this event in history you? How do you interpret this verse? What about this Heidi Eve? Things like that So that's that's where a standard now. Yeah, I mean you off air you made the caveat This isn't sort of an area of study or expertise for you on, but not only just given the family background but I would I mean as someone who is really a deep student of history I think that a I think some of the the touch points that we wanNA focus on in today's conversation on it'd be really nice to hear your thoughts on because essentially couple I wanted to make to clarifying points and then kind of dive right in, and that was related to the last episode of the two parter we did with the amount weenie. Is that for the listener someone some heard my question or my line of questioning as. Kind of questioning Sunni orthodoxy around some of these historical issues and I wanted to clarify that wasn't the case I mean I'm not I wasn't sort of trying to place. Any doubts on the Sunni narrative were the Sunni approach to these the historical events that we touched on but rather it was really as I said at the outset of the conversation with the Amati 'cause Weenie that this was not meant to be a debate. We weren't there to debate a Sunni points at the allergy were a Sunni the Sunni approach to some of the historical of historical events that we talked about. So it was more of being able to be deferential. To our guest and give him the opportunity to really essentially lay down the narrative of early. Muslim. History according to the cheese sources. So I, wanted to clarify that from some of the questions that I asked not for you professor Italian but rather listener Number two with regards to this particular conversation where things more meaningful to you is that the purpose of this show is not to have you on to serve offer the Su Ni reputation, right to the points that were raised in the last episode. This is not a polemic, a polemical conversation. Again, we're not here to sort of do that. That's not the approach that at least i WanNa, take I imagine all three of us don't WanNa take it's more of a deep dive or as deep as we can get given time constraints and so on on into kind of the Sunni perspective on some of the issues, there are some of the events that we focused on last time. Good. Bremer. Great. Great. So I think or if you had any thoughts or any comments you wanted to make otherwise I'd be happy to kind of dive right into it with. A tiny. No I just want to echo that like I decided emptying Irwin Cup of understanding and just trying to understand and learn in that conversation we weren't coming with their own. Ideas to the table. They were not that we were undermining ideas. We just put them to the sites we can learn.
"union" Discussed on 1A
"I asked minister what to do if with all this news. You, get tired of praying. You get to stop having faith. To shut down today. If there is a god, she's not going anywhere. Because if there is God it learns from us to faith in the midst of prices, listen and subscribe to. It's been a minute from NPR. This is one A.. Headley, we're talking about the power of police unions, and how that strength can sometimes get in the way of reform I wanNA bring a few more voices into this discussion as we turn our attention to Minneapolis, specifically, Brent Williams is a correspondent with Minnesota Public Radio Brent Welcome. Thanks. And Booker. Hodges is the assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. It's good to have you booker. Thank you. We. Did get a a new bit of news. The head of the Minneapolis Police Department just told reporters he was withdrawing from contract negotiations with the Police Union. He says he will bring in an outside group to examine the process and identify hurdles to reform. Let's add that to a comment from a former police chief in Minneapolis J. Harto, who said that the Minneapolis Police Union is more powerful at this point than the city's chief and the mayor I wonder whether you agree with that brand. It would appear. That's the case again as chief Harto said and other chiefs before her. The Union wields a lot of power when it comes to win when they're trying to make changes in the department, the culture is very entrenched, and as with the current ahead of the the Union Bob Parole. He has been elected a couple of different times by the members of the police department. Those members have basically put their confidence and trust in Kroll to do the job to protect them from job conditions which they don't favor. And so commissioner broker you work outside of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. What have you noticed in terms of the relationship where you are between the police union end the police. Is it similar to what brand has described in Minneapolis? Think. The relationships in general with the unions by and large have been positive but there is some some room for some additional changes that need to be made in terms of how officers are are disciplined, but by and large, the vast majority of the relationships have been positive. The. Police Officers Federation is the Union that represents police officers in Minneapolis as you mentioned brand, president is Bob Crawl. He has come under fire for a number of things over the past few weeks, including his response to the killing of George. Floyd crow called George Floyd a violent, criminal and referred to those protesting in Minneapolis as terrorists. This is not the first time he's been called out. Out For this kind of behavior Crawley's at twenty nine complaints made against him, including complaints that he was using racial slurs Derek Shelvin. The officer who killed George Floyd had seventeen complaints filed against him. Let's take a listen to crawl himself. This is from twenty seventeen crow was asked about officer complaints against him in this clip was recorded by you brand and your colleague. John Collins for NPR news. I, you show me an officer that has never had a complaint thirty years and I'll show you know officer. That's what we call on the job, a load or a slug. That doesn't do anything. If you if you show me officer that has a lot of investigations. And all of them turned out to be false. You'll find that that officer is and been that officer on the witness stand before when the numbers come in in lawsuits and things like that. And when you're making eight times, the contacts with citizens and you're making twenty one times. He arrests as your counterparts. You're going to get those complaints. The officer that doesn't get complaints. There are exceptions that can do their job and leave everybody happy at the end, but my large in our career. The officer that doesn't get those complaints doesn't get out and investigate any anything, and that's not what we're paying our officers to do. We reach out to Bob, crawl and the police. Officers Federation. We did not back here back from either of them. We should also note the website for the police union was taken down in their phone. Lines at this point are not working commissioner booker. What do you make of this complaint? It means it's the way that Bob Kroll is describing it makes it sound as though complaints are basically useless or meaningless that they don't reflect the actual behavior of an officer. What do you make of that? Well you know, I won't specifically address him for various reasons, but this notion of complaints, so I think when you look at complaints against an officer, you have to look to see if they're all in the same vein right so for example, if an officer is consistently getting use of force complaints. That's something that needs to be addressed, so I think you know when you talk complaints if they're all in the same vein that's indicative of a problem. Meaning excessive force if an officer has repeated complaints about excessive force. Is that what you mean? Yes is so say for example you know officer. A continuously is getting complaints regarding their verbal conduct right so basically. They don't know how to talk to people That's a concern that that would need to be addressed immediately just like a use of force complaints, but if you've got someone who's repeatedly getting use of force, complaints there's something going on there and obviously that would have to be addressed commissioner booker. We spoke earlier with someone from the Marshall Project, talking about the fact that police union is very heavily. Be Priest. Police Union. Leadership is very heavily white males and I wonder. Even, in places where a police force is not majority nonwhite what effect does the lead the the I guess? The background and race of leadership and Police Union have on on police culture. Do you think there's a connection between who's leading the union and the culture of a department? Yes I do I. Think there is a connection for that you look at a lot of research and it shows that in general law enforcement if you are an officer of color, a year in an organization, and which are not represented in leadership, your police organizational stress goes up, and if the leadership does encompass the union leadership, and obviously you know, wh said on the Marshall Project. Officers of color and white officers tend to view stuff differently. Sometimes on issue races happens to be one of those issues so I I do think it does have an effect on organizational culture. Brent. How do you see the relationship between The Police Union and the city leadership especially and the leadership of the police force themselves. How do you see changing recently especially since the killing of George Floyd? Well if the changes is probably been for the for the worse actually, it doesn't seem like there's the. In past incidents, there is at some type of communication that. Open communication between the the union leadership and that there'd be, although they may not have seen eye-to-eye they would at least agree that there needs to be an thorough investigation into something that had just happened and tried to reassure the public that they're going to get to. The bottom of things. speaking of. Bob Kroll and his relationship with past chiefs and mayors. We've talked a bit about that. particularly chief Air Dondo. Back in two thousand seven, when he was lieutenant, he, and for other black police officers sued the city for discrimination and part of their suit alleged that they were being unfairly disciplined. They were being denied promotional opportunities and overtime. Opportunities as well.
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"And then there was this return to the campaign theme where even before he started speaking Republicans in the chambers chanting four more years after that score-settling the speech Begins Division. I will lay out this evening. Reading demonstrates how we are building the world's bus prosperous and inclusive society that's right and the president pretty quickly launched into essentially an advertisement for why he should be re-elected from the institute office I moved rapidly to revive the US economy it was that the future has never been so bright. He was speaking in very grand terms terms about America. Our agenda is relentlessly pro worker pro family pro growth and most of all pro American. He described himself as essentially creating a much better. America than the one he found. If we hadn't reversed the failed economic policies of the previous administration that world would not now be witnessing this great economic success and then he launched into exactly clean why that was since my election. We have created seven million new jobs. Five million more than government experts projected during the previous administration. Gratien and much of what we talking about here is the economy that's right. He talked about creating enormous numbers of jobs since he took office. He described it. All as record-breaking he talked about the unemployment rate being incredibly low unemployment rate is the lowest in over half a century. He talked about helping. Specific corrupts people employment rate for women reached the lowest level in almost seventy years specifically women unemployment rate for African Americans Americans specifically African Americans specifically Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans has reached the lowest levels in history. These are group's not coincidentally who support. He would like in his reelection so he season on economic data that specifically targets key constituencies Kasese for his reelection. Correct these are key demographic groups where he has seen his support since two thousand sixteen really go down and where he needs to see it go back backup. He doesn't have to win them over all as blocks of voters but he does have to shave off just enough from Democrats in specific states where he can win and his advisors have told told him. The economy is strongest calling card for reelection and he clearly had that in mind as he stuck to this speech it eight years under the last administration over three hundred thousand working age. People dropped out of the workforce in just three years of my administration. Three point five million in people working age people have joined the workforce and can the president take credit for all the economic data data points. He rattled off and were they all accurate. There was definitely some fudging of numbers here or there but the overall picture that he painted was as if he came came in right after the fiscal crisis. It was actually Barack Obama who came in after the fiscal crisis and who did start the economic recovery. Now this president has has continued it. There is no question that he is overseeing a booming economy but where it started and how it got to where it is now is a story where he painted him an overly rosy light for himself. This is a blue collar boom so we kind of excises. The eight years of Barack Obama correct. We go a bit from two to now if there was nothing in between except for his presidency. Okay so where's the president. Go next denies mom. Stephanie is a single parent I heard she would do anything to give her daughter a better future so then he started pointing to people who were in the crowd in the gallery attending as guests of him. or or the first lady of good news for you because I am pleased to inform you that you long wait is over. And he took it to a different level title that we haven't seen before which was much more the reality TV level and the showmen and the star of the apprentice. There was a young girl who was given a scholarship part of the new program that the White House is launching. And you will soon be heading to the school of your choice. This emphasized school choice at emphasized is concerns about public schools and she happened to be young and African American. Almost every American family knows the pain nine when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness. The blow away moment for a lot of people he pointed to rush limbaugh rush limbaugh. Thank you for your decade tireless devotion to are the conservative radio host to announce this week that he has lung cancer advanced Lung Cam writer who unclearly looked frail standing next to the first lady. I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country's highest civilian honor the presidential potential medal of freedom and the president not only announced that he was giving him the medal of freedom which is an incredibly hung honor. I will now ask the first lady of the United States to present you with the honor please. He had the first lady literally put. Put the metal on rush limbaugh. I don't think we've ever seen one given at the state of the Union before Catherine. Congratulations thank you. And this was really tapping into this base of conservative radio listeners. Conservative media ecosystem supporters who the president has ask and who he has relied on since twenty sixteen four places a heavy burden on our nation's extraordinary military families especially spouses houses like Amy Williams from Fort Bragg North Carolina and then there was the most gut wrenching one which was the president pointed to the wife of a soldier who was is in the gallery and he told her that he knew that her husband had been overseas for the past seven months. She is done at all. While her husband Sergeant First Les Townsend Williams is in Afghanistan on his fourth deployment in the Middle East. Amy's kids haven't seen their father's face it many months and the big reveal unwise but amy there is one more thing tonight we have a very special surprise. The doors to the gallery opened. I am thrilled to inform you that your husband is back from deployment. He's here with US tonight. And we couldn't keep waiting came down the stairs and there. He was the soldier the soldier and there was this surprise reunion that he was now home. Welcome home charge it Williams. Thank you right. which is the stuff of kind of daytime? Television Television Oprah style heart-wrenching beautiful reunions of soldiers in their spouses. But not typically say. The Union Oprah was literally what was going through my mind and I think a lot of other people's minds when we saw this taking place.
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"So it is eight forty pm Tuesday night I have just arrived in Washington Washington. DC From des Moines Iowa. Where I was covering the Iowa caucuses? That was a mess. Now we are in the Times Washington bureau to cover her president. Trump's final state of the Union of his first term and I'm standing outside joined conference. They're more about two three dozen. Reporters and editors are gathered to watch analyze in fact check the president's speech and we are headed into that room to kind of absorb it all and eat the barbecue that has been laid eight out their brain power. I know everyone everyone under instructions to behave normally. Oh No ono wise so the center of this giant television screen tuned to CNN which is carrying a view of the House I Chamber and lawmakers walking in shaking hands and taking their seats and it is panning up to show house speaker. Nancy Pelosi and Vice President President Mike Pence looking friendly surprisingly friendly. How long is this speech being? We're anticipating about an hour and a half but that's before the possible applicants so we don't know the short answer is okay. The long term fifty to ten fifty three four. Thank you Maggie Goodbye. You Madam stay because the president of the United States.
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"Hello. I'm Jake tapper in Washington where the state of our union is shaking our heads, the Virginia governor democrat Ralph north is ignoring calls for his resignation by his fellow Democrats from the top to the bottom of his party demands. That only intensified after the governor bizarrely changed his explanation about that racist photo from his nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook page now north insists he's not in the photo, which depict someone in black face next to a person dressed in Ku Klux Klan roads. I finally had a chance to sit down and look at the photograph in detail. It is definitely not me. I can tell by looking at it. That was a total contradiction of what north I'm headed midday just hours before when he said he was quote deeply sorry for the decision. I made to appear as I did in this photo unquote, north did reveal yesterday, his vivid memory of wearing black face on a different occasion that year at a dance contest where he dressed as Michael Jackson and colored his face with shoe polish marking the first time in American political history that a politician attempted to explain his innocence regarding one racist black face incidents by pointing to another one that he recalled participating in north is now asking for the opportunity to earn Virginians forgiveness. Something the state's top Democrats, including both senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine former governors wilder and McAuliffe the current state attorney general and the entire state democratic caucus said was not. Possible..
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"President Trump found himself out negotiated by speaker Pelosi both when it came to the shutdown and the state of the union address. And that's this week state of the cartoons. In a pointed letter, he wrote to speaker Pelosi this week, President Trump all but dared her to uninvite him deliver a state of the union address in the house chamber Pelosi today, and on invited him Pelosi has made it very clear how she sees President Trump for out this confrontation. For his part. The president also made clear this week. How he pictures the most powerful woman in America. Super left Democrats, the radical Democrats what's going on in that party is shocking. The president had been thinking of alternate sites for the speech, perhaps he could have demonstrated the effectiveness of the wall or steel slants by delivering his speech while trying to climate. We don't use the word wall necessarily, but it has to be something special to do the job steel slats or instead of looking at the house chamber, maybe a sea of adoring supporters and ocean of maga- hats, they all love me. They all love me. One thing that definitely didn't help the president and the shutdown battle his Jillian air commerce secretary Wilbur Ross questioning why desperate federal workers were going to food banks. Don't really quite understand. Why maybe it was tough to understand from Wilbur Ross's point of view. Imagine finding out you're a triplet later in your life. That's the subject of a fascinating CNN film. When I tell people my story. But that's true. I've always thought what would it be like if you turn the corner one day and you saw yourself. While the first time the three together it was a miracle. Those nothing that can keep us apart. That's when things kinda got on. Something which is not right. I'd like to know the truth. He was always a question Mark parents had never been told. They're trying to conceal what they did from the people. They did it too. There's still so much that we don't know. How could you not tell it? We identical strangers tonight at nine eastern on CNN.
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"No, one should ever underestimate the speaker as Donald Trump has learned a union Kate is power. And that is not maybe the president underestimated. Retinal Democrats taking victory laps after President Trump seemed to cave on the wall and ended the government shutdown at least for the next three weeks. Let's discuss secretary, Sean is is it true. Is it fair to say that Trump caved and Nancy Pelosi one? I think Nancy Pelosi did win. And I don't know that we're going to see that he actually ends up caving. I think he's still like to come back and do some sort of emergency order and get his wall. But he, you know, he underestimated her, and she proved that a mom knows how to handle a two year old brat. And that's the way the president of that. This is this is always the case with the media. They over blow everything to try to condemn Donald Trump. The reality is Donald Trump did what the media and everybody was asking including the ANSI Pelosi, which is give us an opportunity to negotiate and put people back to work. Everybody criticized Donald Trump for not for being recalcitrant, and they criticized him for actually saying, okay? I'll I'll take your deal. We'll give you a three week period of time. Now now the burdens on you to come forward with Donald Trump sat in that meeting and said as he did I will give you everything you want. If you give me how much funding we give me she said, not a penny. So it's up to Nancy Pelosi at this point to say, okay. I'll meet you somewhere because of her answer is no money for the wall. I don't care how much you give us which is what she told the president. Then I think it's going to be back with another shutdown or more likely an emergency declaration, Lou fate that the president started all of this in the first place. We wouldn't be here if he hadn't done this. And yes, the speaker showed herself more than capable of handling President Trump. But to me is not just about that. It really is about it should really be about eight hundred thousand workers, federal employees public servants. And also the contract workers who actually lost pay while people are playing political brinkmanship. So am I glad that the shutdown is over? Those folks for our neighbors, our friends our families, so they can they can pay their bills, absolutely Paul. Would it be worth it for Democrats? You think to give the in the next three weeks in this negotiation period to give the president some money for a wall fence, whatever you wanna call it and get some permanent protection for TPS holders, dreamers cetera. Yes, permanent is the key word that president is so ridiculous. He made an offer training shut down. I'll give temporary protection to the dreamers. If you give me a permanent. Well, now, if it's three years for the dreamer, you had a tear down your Wallin three years. It's preposterous. He did really amazing thing in this the president. And I wanna give them full credit. This is hard to do. He he United progressives. He he he L United moderates, and he betrayed conservatives. That's try fact, it's very hard in America to do all three at the same time. And he did it. So I'm forgetting congratulate. You also empowered Nancy Pelosi few months ago, we were talking about she even going to be elected speaker. And now she is. Pretty strong. This is this is why the Republicans demonized her because they knew how -ffective she was this. Why foolish Democrats criticized when they I mean, I've known her I know how formidable she is. Now, Donald Trump does two senators interim Bresnan Trump tweeted that this move was no way concession, but a lot of people on the far, right? A lot of super-conservative. Don't see it that way. Take listen to to Lou Dobbs on FOX business channel. This president said it was going to be conditional border security building that wall, and he just reversed himself. That's a victory for Nancy Pelosi, it will be perceived as such on every television monitor in screen and the country and to deny it is to try to escape from reality..
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"Hello. I'm Jake tapper in Washington where the state of our union is open at least for now. The US government is back up and running after five weeks that left hundreds of thousands of Americans without pay and agencies starved for resources on Friday. President Trump gave in housing he would sign a temporary spending Bill to reopen the federal government without any funding for the border wall. The move was a win for house speaker Nancy Pelosi who maintained she would not even discuss border security until the government reopen the president defended himself against critics from the right tweeting. The move was quote, not a concession, but on its face, the president retreated from his demand and the deal was essentially the same as what the Senate unanimously passed in December before the president forced the shutdown lawmakers now face a ticking clock, of course, they have three weeks to make a deal before the government runs out of funding. Again, President Trump has already said he will shut down the government or declare national emergency. If he does not get funding for his wall. Joining me now is Republican Senator Marco Rubio, Florida. He's also a member of the Senate intelligence committee. Senator I want to start with the shutdown. The president did not get any wall funding in this short term deal. SNP says the economy over the last thirty five days lost billions of dollars because of the shutdown. Was this whole strategy strategy by President Trump with Republicans in the house and Senate going along with was it a huge mistake. I don't think shutdowns are good leverage. It's a lesson. I've certainly learned in my time here there's been two shutdowns since the time I've been there and the aggressor and neither one was the winner. I think it's important to separate the tactics from the goal and the policy, and what the president wants is not unreasonable. It's a fraction of what Democrats voted for in the past. And more importantly, I think and these for me is achieving border security is the key that unlocks the door to doing other things on immigration that he's expressed a willingness to do the extension of TPS dealing with a DACA population. I believe he's willing to go even further. And do something reasonable with people who have been here a long time unlawfully, but are not criminals, but all of that is being held up by the inability to get agreement on border security, which the president campaigned on. So I hope people will separate the tactics from the policy because the policy is reasonable and solid. But as you know, the Democrats voting for more money in border security in the past especially in two thousand thirteen the immigration reform Bill that you helped push that was in exchange for a lot of other things having to do with undocumented immigrants having to do with a path to legal status. It wasn't just given out willy nilly. You see there's an opportunity here over the next three weeks to get something done. Where does that optimism come from? Well, first of all we shouldn't be trading border security for anything because it's something we're all for if you're for something. And I'm for something..
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"Hello. I'm Jake tapper in Washington, where the state of our union is chaotic with fears that it's all about to get much worse. If President Trump was looking for a dramatic season. Finale. He's got it government shutdown. Top officials quitting in protest. Plummeting stock market and they're still a week of two thousand eighteen to go Saturday. President Trump announced that he and Milania will celebrate Christmas in Washington this year instead of it mar-a-lago, they will not be able to gaze upon the normally spectacularly adorned national Christmas tree. However, the government shutdown means it's lights out for the large evergreen near the White House as the government seems almost sure to remain partially closed through the holiday congress will not resume business until Thursday with no deal in sight, leaving federal workers facing uncertainty over the holidays, some three hundred eighty thousand employees, we'll stay home until the government reopens while about four hundred twenty thousand employees deemed essential will be forced to work without hey, a reminder, most federal employees do not live. Live in the Washington DC area. They live throughout the country Saturday lawmakers and members of the president's team appeared to remain at an impasse with no signs of a path Ford. Republican Senator leader Mitch McConnell announcing nothing will happen until the president and Democrats agree. President Trump is demanding five billion dollars for his border wall. And Senate Democrats say they will not give him the votes for it. This is the president seems to be even less restrained than normal after the sudden resignations of his Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Brett mcgurk atop diplomatic official in the fight against ISIS. Moves that have even some of the most loyal Republicans expressing misgivings and concern, I want to go straight to the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee Senator Bob corker, Republican of Tennessee Senator thanks so much for joining us. We appreciate it. Jay good to be with you during these festive times. That's right. Merry christmas. You were heavily involved in the negotiations. You help secure a deal requiring all the parties involved. Pelosi Ryan Schumer McConnell and President Trump to publicly agree before a vote to end the shutdown. I have to say I found it striking the part of this deal was that President Trump needs to publicly endorse it before there's any vote. Why? Well, look, Jake. This is a a purposely contrived fight over at the end of the day. Even no matter who wins our borders are still going to be insecure. I think you know, that back in two thousand thirteen John Hoven an crafted a border security amendment that passed with sixty nine votes in a Senate where Republicans were in the minority. I'm a junior Senator from Tennessee and sixty nine people voted for forty six billion dollars to secure our border. It was overly prescriptive and it was overkill, but our borders would've been secure not long ago. Just a few months ago, the president could have received twenty five billion dollars in border security, just by dealing with the dreamers, which by the way, most Republicans want to deal with the dreamers issue. So we had twenty five billion that could have been spent on border security now the government is. Shutdown over what all the way is going to be two billion dollars. This is a made up fight. So the president can look like he's fighting. But even if he wins our borders, you're going to be insecure in part of it is because of what we're spending the money on. We have all kinds of technology, as you know, that we can use to secure the borders. The Forty-six bay did include seven hundred miles of fencing which was important, but there's all kinds of technology that we use in Iraq and Afghanistan to secure our borders. And so it's not unlike going to the Pentagon and saying look we need to buy fighters, and we have stealth fighters and their supersonic, and they have precision guided missiles, but but no, let's let's use the Wright brothers. And so this is not just about the money. It's about what we're spending it on. So we could secure our borders. We could solve this problem. This is a made up fight. And I would just tell. Citizens across our country that turn this off, but focus on the significant things the fact that we just announced we're pulling out of Syria. I want to get to that. In a second thing that I wanna give. One second..
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"State of the union. I'm Jake tapper Republicans in the Senate are poised to do something unusual this week break with President Trump over his Saudi Arabia policy. This comes as new insight into the scope of the Muller probe is putting more pressure on both the White House and on Republican lawmakers who have been supportive of the president. Joining me now is Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida. He's a member of the Senate intelligence and foreign relations committee. Senator Rubio, thanks so much for joining us. I wanted to get want to get all those issues. I talked about in the in the open in a moment. But first I want to ask you about retiring chief of staff John Kelly speaker Ryan called him a quote force for order clarity. And good sense. If the last year was an example of order, clarity and good sense. Are you at all concerned about what happens next with a White House without John Kelly? Well, it depends where they put in as a replacement as I said, I'm a huge John Kelly fan. I've known him since this time. He he served in Florida in Miami. He was his last assignment before retiring from the military was running southern command and did a great job there. He did a great job at homeland security, and we had a great working relationship with him as the chief of staff. There's always turn over in that position. Obviously, it's every president has a at least a couple. And so obviously, it's a loss to see him go. And now we'll see who they put there's a replacement, and and we'll go from there. But hopefully, it'll be someone he's hard to replace. There's no doubt about it. But hopefully, it'll be someone just as qualified just strong that gets. It's good for our country to have someone like that in that post. Let's turn to new court filings this week from the southern district of New York. Here's what they wrote about former Trump lawyer in fixer, Michael, Colin, quote, while many Americans who desire to particular outcome to the two thousand sixteen election knocked on doors or toiled at phone banks coincide to influence the election from the shadows. He did so by orchestrating secret and ill. Illegal payments, unquote. Now, prosecutors say Michael Cohen made the payment quote in coordination with and at the direction of then candidate, Donald Trump. You were a candidate for president in two thousand sixteen running against Donald Trump. Does it bother you that they were breaking campaign laws allegedly in order to win the election? Well, not from that night about me. I mean, it will not happen. I was well thought of the race. It's about the country. It's about what our laws are in about the fact that no one should be above the law from the very beginning of all of this. I said what we deserve the truth. No one has beneath the law, meaning no one is not entitled to the protections of it. But also, no one is above it. So I would just say that we want to know everything that we will know everything that's happened here at some point Mr. Cohen has a version of it. Obviously, the those who are accused of potentially accused as part of it have another. We don't know what additional information of Justice department has to corroborate some of this. They don't necessarily have to put that in the in these filings because their sentencing filings, so my interest from the very beginning. And all of this is for all the information to be out there before the. American people. So that the court system can make traditional Justice decisions and the American people can make political decisions and congress as well. So I'm gonna wait for all of that to come forward. Obviously, this is relevant information. And and things that cannot and should not be ignored. If it is proven that the president directed an aide to commit felonies to influence the election..
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"Hello. I'm Jake tapper in Washington where the state of our union is utterly devastated. Eleven innocent people were brutally murdered Saturday. When an anti-semitic gunman opened fire inside, a Pittsburgh synagogue, turning a peaceful place of worship and hope into a crime scene of death and destruction. The gunman armed with a semi automatic assault weapon. And at least three handguns stormed the sanctuary shouting antisemitic slurs to police officers in two swat officers were wounded in the confrontation one FBI official called it, quote, the most horrific crime scene he had ever seen today. The alleged gunman is in custody and facing twenty nine federal charges, including hate crimes on Saturday. President Trump denouncing anti-semitism and called for the death penalty. This evil anti semitic attack is an assault on all of us. It's an assault on humanity. It will require all of us working together to extract the hateful poison of anti-semitism from our world the brutal slaughter in Pittsburgh ends. What has been a hate filled week in America, a male bomber terrorized former presidents and others whom President Trump has singled out for criticism, including CNN and a shooter targeted and murdered to African Americans in Kentucky after trying and failing to get into a predominantly black church. All of this in today's before what has been described as likely the deadliest attack on Jews in the history of the United States. Joining me now is the mayor of Pittsburgh Bill Peduto, mayor doodo, thanks so much for joining us. And I'm so sorry that it's under these circumstances that we're talking. Thank you. We saw so many of your city's residents coming together for that very moving vigil last night. I know you personally knew some of the victims. How is Pittsburgh copen? Our hearts broken. We are a small city what affects one community affects all of us. And right now, I would say that there's a shock that is over the city. But you know, Pittsburgh's a strong city. We are a people that have a strong resilience, and we will get through this. I know the investigation into the shooter's moving forward his motive seems obvious from his social media posts. But what if you learned from law enforcement about why you know, as they try to figure out why this happened. Well, the investigation is obviously continuing right now the social media posts were discovered early while the situation was still ongoing. It seems that the motive is very clear that he had sought out this one synagogue because of activities that they had done working with refugees and immigrants and that his message of hey was against our Jewish community. We've learned a lot from the shooter's social media posts, which are just vile, anti semitism and anti immigrant sentiment worth authorities aware of any of these posts prior to this horror. And and do you think that authorities should have been aware of them or made aware of them by people at the social media companies? Absolutely not. There was no information on this actor there was nothing to create a red flag or an alert to something that would be any type of illegal activity. Let alone something this horrific. President Trump spoke out and condemned anti-semitism after the attack he says he's heading to Pittsburgh were you satisfied with the president's response to this massacre. Well, right now, our concern is really with the victims families and with those that had been injured, including our own police officers, the president's assistance in having federal officials coming to Pittsburgh in having F B I officials from around the country coming here is really what we've been concentrating on. In addition to the eleven killed, obviously several individuals were very seriously wounded, including police officers. How are they doing? Was able to visit with one of the officers yesterday. I'll be visiting with two of the other officers this morning with the officer that I visited his spirits were high. He was one of the two swat officers who were wounded in the gunfire. He actually had his artery severed in could've been much much worse. If it weren't for his partner in placing attorney kit on him at that moment, a rightful in three handguns recovered from the scene of the shooting. Do we know anything about these these firearms where they purchased legally? Is there anything in this in the shooter's background that should have prevented him from being able to purchase them? Yeah. Right now, there's a combined effort on law enforcement at local state and federal level part of that investigation is on.
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"Welcome back to state of the union. I'm Jake tapper. We are live here in Tampa Florida where I will be moderating the Florida's governor is debate tonight at eight PM believe it or not. The two candidates have never met each other. They will tonight with sixteen days to go until the midterm elections and with the president facing the reality, the Democrats, many of them impeachment hungry could take back the house. He's back in no holds barred, campaign mode going back to what works in two thousand and sixteen seizing on a line immigration message and endorsing violence against journalists, seemingly even as he accuses Democrats of inciting the mob you me now Senator Ben Sasse Republican from Nebraska. He's the author of a new book called them why we hate each other and how to heal a Senator SAS, thanks for joining us. Your book deals with why the country is so divided right now. I was reading it while this happened. I want you to take a listen to what President Trump had to say recent rally, and he mentioned that Montana, congressman. Ultimately pleaded guilty to physically assaulting a journalist whose prime was he tried to ask him a question about healthcare. Take a listen. Guys that can do a body slam. He's Mike. And I said, oh, this is terrible. He's gonna lose the election. Then I said, well, wait a minute. I know Montana pretty well. I think it might help him. Senator you write quite compelling in your book about the the need for all of us in America to see the humanity of each other. And I have to say, I've been surprised at how quiet Republicans have been about the president of the United States, joking about criminal assault on a reporter. What was your reaction to that? I gotta admit, I don't follow the rallies closely, but you know, I believe that the first amendment is the beating heart of the American experiment. So we need to have a president who celebrates the first amendment and not pretends that beaten up a reporter is okay, but I think what you hear from a lot of Nebraska who also, I think, too now, most of the rallies is sort of a short term long term thing going on, and people feel like the president's rhetoric is kind of short term playful. I don't think it's okay, but I do think most people tune most of it out. I think what we need to be having a conversation about is the long term of how does the next generation understand the American experiment. Because right now we don't have much shared sense of what it is. But it's not playful to joke about assault. Is it. No, the was convicted of a crime and the first amendment free speech, press religion, assembly, protests the right of redress of grievances. These are things we believe our rights that three hundred and twenty million Americans have not just government gives us these rights, but because there are rights by nature, the founders would have said and governments are shared project to secure them. So we need a president and all other elected officials to be stewarding and shepherding are shared understanding of that to the next generation. So no, it's not okay. But I do think that it's sort of baked into the president, stock price that sort of this amoral Listrik take he has on it. He's just what most people think the president's gonna do. And most people were, I live sort of ignore most of it something. It's funny, some are really anxious about it, but most people just think, well, that's kind of how the president talks. We need to do better than that. But I also think there's, there's a danger in pretending each new rally is immediate urgent. I wish she did it differently. Obviously. You're on the Senate Armed Services committee. I want to ask you about the US response to the murder of alpha shook..
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"Hello. I'm Dana bash in for Jake tapper in Washington where the state of our union is still bitterly divided after one of the most bruising confirmation Feith ever. Last night Brett cabinet was sworn in as United States cream court Justice, ending the delicate balance on the nation's highest court, securing a conservative majority and delivering President Trump a resounding win. Just one month before November's, midterm elections as protesters descended on the supreme court. Saturday night President Trump took victory lap declaring e. He is one hundred percent certain that Christine Blasi Ford named the wrong man rallying supporters at a campaign event in Kansas. I stand before you today on the heels of a tremendous victory for our nation. Our people and our constitution. The president also heaped praise on Republican Senator, Susan Collins. One of the key senators who in the end voted. Yes. On cavenaugh. Joining me now is Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine Senator. Thank you so much for joining me. I really appreciate it. You say that you wrestled with this decision for a long time. Was there ever a moment when you were actually thinking? I'm a no. I was in undecided because I felt that we needed to interviews some of the witnesses that professor Ford said for present that night which she believes those sexual assault occurred, and I was disturbed that they had not been interviewed by the FBI. Now the committee's Sep had interviewed them and got very clear statements. So there was no corroboration, but I pushed along with senators, Jeff, flake and Lisa Murkowski for the FBI to do an interview of those individuals as you were going through. That week. And as you were learning information, and as I was as you were hearing the allegations, was there ever a time when you thought I can't vote for this guy? Well, I would certainly undecided. And after hearing Christine Ford's very compelling and painful testimony, I thought, oh my goodness. He perhaps needs to withdraw, and but then when he came back with such a forceful denial and the anger and anguish that he's showed, and then the lack of cooperation led me back to the fundamental issues that are fundamental to our legal system of presumption of innocence and fair. And you talked about that in your Senate floor speech was forty four minutes long. It was incredibly detailed, very well thought out, not something. That was written on the fly after a last minute decision. And I'm sure you've seen just as I have some of your critics are saying that that's proof that you were putting up at appearance of being undecided to placate Democrats and independent. The make up the majority in your state of Maine. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. We have three member that this hearing unfolded in two parts in July and August, and early September. I was focused on the judges record on his position on issues like Roe v, Wade his judicial philosophy, whether he respected precedent and bad was my focus. So after I've had a two hour interview with the judge and seeing the hurt, the hearings which were extensive. I felt that I was very likely to vote for him, and we were drafting this statement and indeed all that detail and. The statement that was done for the Absalom Gatien's. Then thea ellegation came forward then and put the whole confirmation system in a tailspin. So part of the speech was written prior to the allegations of sexual. So let's talk a little bit more about those allegations on the Senate floor. You said quote, the facts presented do not mean that professor Ford was not sexually assaulted that night or some other time. But as you remember, Ford was really clear under oath under pain of perjury that she was one hundred percent. Sure, certain that it was Brett Cavanaugh who sexually assaulted her. So given the decision you made do not believe her. Let me say this. First of all, I found Dr ports testimony to be heart, wrenching painful compelling, and I believe that she believes what she testified to. I don't think she was coming forth with a political motive. Although I do not think that she was treated well by those who who breached her confidence. But we also had a case where judge Cavin came forward and said, I'm hundred per cent. Certain that this did not happen. So here you have two people who are each one hundred per cent, certain of what they're saying under pain perjury..
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"Welcome back to state of the union. Jake tapper George popadopoulos. Now the first Trump campaign advisor to be sentenced to prison as part of the Muller probe, he's getting fourteen days in the big house for lying to the FBI back in two thousand sixteen popadopoulos was pitching candidate Trump on a meeting with Putin, suggesting it directly to Trump and then Senator now attorney general Jeff Sessions sessions has since testified under rose that he pushed back against that idea. But in his first interview before being sentenced popadopoulos told me sessions was actually infancy Aston about it. And the collective energy in the room. Of course, there were some dissenters and the collective energy in the room seem to be interested in collective energy was Donald Trump interested. The candidate, Doug, you know, he gave me a sort of a nod. He wasn't committed either way, but it was. I took it as he was thinking Senator Jeff Sessions. Was there to? Yes, at the table. What was his response? My recollection was that the Senator was actually stick about a meeting between the candidates and. President putin. Strong charge. It would contradict what session said testified before the Senate, the attorney for sessions released a statement saying, quote, attorney general sessions publicly testified under oath about his recollection of this meeting, and he stands by his testimony joining us now to discuss this and more is the top democrat on the Senate intelligence committee Senator Mark Warner who joins us from Charlottesville Virginia Senator. You just heard what populace said. Do you think there's reason to believe that Jeff Sessions perjured himself. Well, Jake, let's take a step back and and look at where we're at this point with Muller investigation. Now with the popadopoulos. Jail sentence. We're now at five or six guilty pleas over thirty indictments that ki- that comes out of from what I read about popadopoulos is there was absolute evidence that the Russians had an emails on Hillary Clinton. They offered it to popadopoulos as a Trump campaign official, and this guy popadopoulos I've never met anybody clearly is asp aspiring to be a player. And my understanding is he can't remember whether he turned that information over to other senior people in the Trump campaign that's not very believable. In terms of the questions about attorney general sessions, I'm sure the Muller team will look into that. But if you look at this and this is I think, is maybe one of the reasons why this White House is in such chaos and the president's becoming more and more untethered is if you just over the last few weeks, we've had the president's campaign manager plead guilty. The president's personal lawyer, Michael Kohn agreed at work with Muller and take guilty. As well. Got the president's chief financial officer now getting some level of immunity. So I think we're going to start to get a lot of these answers coming out. And I think that's why the Muller investigation for that matter are Senate intelligence investigation has to run its course. So I asked popadopoulos specifically about whether or not he told anyone on the campaign about the Russians claiming that they had dirt on Hillary Clinton emails of belonging to Hillary Clinton. Popadopoulos told me he doesn't remember telling anyone on the campaign, but he also said this. I might have buds. I have no recollection of doing so I can't guaranteed. All I can say is my memory is telling me that I never shared it with anyone on the campaign. You said just now that you find that hard to believe..
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"Welcome back to state of the union as president trump comes up on his five hundred day in office some prominent republicans are pushing back against their party's leader on saturday senator bob corker announced an aggressive strategy to challenge the president on trade he tweeted i am working with like minded republican senators on ways to push back on the president using forties in ways never intended and that are damaging to our country and our allies will democrats join us this as a former republican speaker of the house john bainer and ohio's governor john casick say their party has been taken over by trump joining me now from his home state of california house majority leader kevin mccarthy mr leader thank you so much for joining me this morning we have a lot to get to actually want to start with the news about this letter that the president's lawyers wrote to the special counsel back in january he's legal team admits that the president himself dictated that statement on the trump tower meeting and this is what the letter says it says quote the president dictated a short but accurate response to the new york times article on behalf of his son donald trump junior that's a direct contradiction to what the white house said last year take a listen that was written by donald trump junior and i'm sure within consolidation with his lawyer so that wasn't written by the president the president didn't sign off on on anything but the president was not involved in the drafting of the statement and did not issued a statement it came from donald trump junior he certainly didn't dictate but he like i said laid in offered suggestion like any father would.
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"Welcome back to state of the union i'm jake tapper president trump says he is getting close to getting the cabinet he wants one republican senators response not so fast senator rand paul of kentucky says he will oppose president trump's pick for secretary of state mike pompeo and his choice for cia director gina hassle in a blistering oped senator paul wrote quote this issue is much bigger than a simple disagreement over policy and far more consequential these are dangerous appointments unquote with such a slim republican majority in the senate and with john mccain at home in arizona battling cancer paul's opposition means president trump might need democratic support to move his picks through congress and senator rand paul of kentucky is joining us senator i want to talk about your opposition to president trump's nominees in one sec but i the news former fbi director mccabe andrew mccabe has been fired the president and his lawyer are both using this as an opportunity to talk about why they think the muller investigation should be ended immediately what would your response be if president trump ordered the firing of mahler well i've said all along i don't like special prosecutors think they have too much power in too much power to go far afield of the question i do think though that we have a real problem in at the fbi and our intelligence agencies have become politicized and even our founding fathers recognized that bias would be a real problem madison said that men are not angels that's why what i've been advocating is for is a bigger reform to a bigger question and that is that nobody should be left to their own devices mccabe peter struck lisa page they shouldn't be allowed to search databases on americans without first asking a judge so this goes to a real reform question not just the politics of the day but reform question should individual agents who may be biased against president trump or maybe biased against hillary clinton frankly should they be able to use the apparatus this powerful apparatus to politicize the process this is a real problem i think james comey started this when he went after hillary clinton frankly and now it's turned his head and now they're going against trump.
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"President trump shock republicans and democrats alike this week when he announced his support for some guncontrol measures but after talking to the nra is president trump all ready changing his mind i'll talk to democratic senator joe manchin about that and more next stay with us support for state of the union comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by quicken loans genes is our you're confident when it comes to your work your hobbies and your life rocket mortgage gives you that same level of confidence when it comes to buying a home or refinancing your existing home loan rocket mortgages simple allowing you to fully understand all the details and be confident you're getting a ride mortgage for you to get started go to rocket mortgage dot com slash so to equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states nmlsconsumeraccessorg number thirty thirty welcome back to the name of the union and take tapper president trump stunned republicans and democrats at the white house this week when he appeared to throw his support behind several democratic gun control measures including a proposal from senator amy clo which are to curb domestic abusers access to guns and a proposal from senator dianne feinstein to ban some semiautomatic weapons the president suggested adding both proposals to a bipartisan bill on background checks from senators joe manchin and pat toomey asked what this bill that will be great dan if you could add what you have also and i think you can into the bill.
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"Thank you thank you and they infiltrated your newsfeed they literally infiltrated america this special counsel charging thirteen russians with trying to influence the 2016 election what does this mean for president trump and for the country i'll alas the top democrat leading the house rusher probe next support for state of the union comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by quicken loans jane's is our you're confident when it comes to your work your hobbies and your life rocket mortgage gives you that same level of confidence when it comes to buying a home more refinancing your existing home loan rocket mortgages simple allowing you to fully understand all the details and be confident you're getting the right mortgage for you to get started go to rocket mortgage dot com slash so to equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states nmlsconsumeraccessorg number thirty thirty welcome back to his state of the union president trump is on a twitter tear repeatedly declaring no collusion after special counsel robert muller moved to indict thirteen russians for waging quote information warfare against americans during the 2016 election the president is also attacking the top democrat on the house russia probe adam schiff calling him a leak in monster of no control and saying shift is blaming the obama administration for the russian meddling well that's not exactly right we spoke to congressman shift just before he got on a plane to travel back from the munich security conference congressman i wanna start with the breaking news of the indictments thirteen russians three russian companies were indicted for meddling in the 2016 election how do you read the indictment will.